In my previous post, I provided the proverbial 10,000 foot overview of Apache Mesos and it’s value as a resource manager for the data center.  It’s time to dig a little deeper into the technology and walk though the components that make Mesos such a great candidate for a data center OS kernel.  Most of […]

This is the first of a series of blog posts on the Apache Mesos project and technology.  We begin first with an introductory overview. I have a confession to make… I’ve come to loathe the term “Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).”  I don’t have a problem with the concept; my issue has to do with […]

There’s been much talk in recent years about the merits of having a benevolent dictator guide the OpenStack Project a la Linux Torvalds and the Linux Kernel.  While I don’t want to get into the merits of such an approach in this blog post, I do want to call out that in the absence of […]

One of the things I enjoy most about being part of the OpenStack community is the amount of content available (sometime too much content) about the technology and the ecosystem.  I’ve had the privilege to contribute some of that content myself, particularly in the past month.  So, I thought it might be helpful to at […]

EMC is making big bets these days on the OpenStack project, as evidenced by the string of announcements and activities over the past month, beginning with the acquisition of Cloudscaling.  We also announced our intent to build out an EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, leveraging Cloudscaling’s OCS product and EMC’s Converged Infrastructure technologies. I […]

Today, EMC is announcing the availability of a family of EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions, including engineered IaaS solutions based on VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack technologies.  The official press release and “Redefine Hybrid Cloud” launch event rightly focuses on the Federation SDDC Edition of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution family, given its immediately availability […]

Henry Ford was famously quoted as saying, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” in response to complaints that he ignored customer input in favor of his own vision when it came to the Model-T.  While it is debatable if Ford actually uttered those exact words, most historians […]

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